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Save our healthy old trees

Save our healthy old trees

Arbor Day is celebrated this week, with much praise for planting new trees. However, just as society discounts the value of its senior citizens, Schenectady City Hall has been taking our grand old street trees for granted and, worse, euthanizing them in the name of “streetscape improvement.”

Pope boldly moving the church forward

Pope Francis is rightly acclaimed for his affable, down-to-earth, conspicuously humble and self-effacing demeanor, as well as for his gift of leading quietly, mostly with words offering hope.

Is state canal system worth the expense?

Preserving a part of our state’s great industrial past might have nostalgic and historic value, but the needs of the present should be given top priority when it comes to the allocation of limited taxpayer dollars.

New coach, UAlbany lead by example

Taking time off from career to raise a family should be seen as a positive trait, not a flaw

David Harsanyi: Democrats win war of words by corrupting the language

Humans have been using euphemisms ever since Adam first “knew” Eve

Kasich Town Hall was all false advertising

*Kasich Town Hall was all false advertising
*Trump has no clue how to run country
*Liberals' evil is taking control over country
*Sanders's positions don't address reality

Who's in charge here anyway?

Mayor shouldn't delegate obligation to share information with the public

Treatment better way to beat drug problem

*Treatment better way to beat drug problem
*Grateful for support at loss of son, wife
*Two simple ways to save Social Security
*Independent voters best go with Sanders

Firefighter cancer bill another N.Y. unfunded mandate

Lawmakers must consider all impacts of bill expanding cancer coverage for volunteer firefighters

On Earth Day, open the dialogue on overpopulation

On Earth Day, open the dialogue on overpopulation

Put Fulton Connector off into distant future

*Put Fulton Connector off into distant future
*Schenectady school play shows off talent
*Immelt left out a lot of pertinent GE facts
*Liberals are causing big problems in world
*Pick Cruz over Trump as true conservative
*For Earth Day, think about going meatless

A rightful honor for a heroine

Tubman's legacy tied to Schenectady

Richard Cohen: Republicans would unify around Trump at their peril

“What are you going to do about Trump?”

Some questions for citizens to consider

*Some questions for citizens to consider
*Only Democrats are fighting fuel pipeline
*Consider all words in Second Amendment

Don't grouse about voting, do something

Some of the problems are with the system, some are with ourselves

Pad mute button to silence commercials

*Pad mute button to silence commercials
*Cuomo’s leave, wage policies good for NY
*Prohibit smoking in all housing projects

Don't miss rare chance to have a say in picking presidential nominees

Voters enrolled in political parties should jump at the opportunity to make a difference

David Harsanyi: Obama Administration shouldn’t apologize for Hiroshima

Secretary of State John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum

Before tossing trash, consider re-using it

*Before tossing trash, consider re-using it
*Focus should be on rising national debt
*Clinton is qualified to excel as our president
*Trump has no clue how to run country

Dangerous for unelected officials to set tax rates

*Dangerous for unelected officials to set tax rates

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